Global Church News

  • Green light for devotion to Our Lady Mystical Rose

    Jul 08, 2024

    Based on new regulations, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) has expressed its positive opinion regarding the devotion to Our Lady of Montichiari in northern Italy. This approval is conveyed through a letter to Bishop Pierantonio Tremolada, with the endorsement of Pope Francis.

  • Indian villagers vow to keep alive Father Swamy’s legacy

    Jul 08, 2024

    The Jesuit priest became a mot in the eye of the pro-Hindu government for standing with tribal people

  • Ways to end political isolation of Christians in India

    Jul 08, 2024

    Mainstream Christian response to economic inequality and deprivation must transcend traditional welfare approaches

  • Archbishop Gallagher: Promoting peace is true instrument of defense

    Jul 08, 2024

    Concluding his five-day visit to the Philippines, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, speaks to Filipino diplomats about the Holy See’s approach to diplomacy and advocacy for peace and human dignity over military might.

  • Floods, landslides kill 14 in Nepal

    Jul 08, 2024

    Flooding in India, as well as in downstream Bangladesh, has also caused widespread damage and impacted millions

  • COMECE calls on EU to prioritise family values in digital age

    Jul 08, 2024

    In a newly released document drafted by its consultative youth body, Youth Net, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) stresses the need for EU policymakers to prioritise family values and Christian ethics to reduce the negative effects of the digital revolution on

  • Eleven Christians jailed in Vietnam are missing, US NGO says

    Jul 08, 2024

    Five Catholics and six Protestants who were jailed in Vietnam for a range of offenses related to "religious activities" dating back to 2011 have gone missing, highlighting a larger problem within the communist country’s judicial system, the International Christian Concern (ICC) has said.

  • St. Monica Widows: A Catholic apostolate to reduce polygamy in Kenya

    Jul 08, 2024

    An archbishop in Kenya explained to EWTN News the purpose of the Catholic apostolate “St. Monica Widows,” an initiative that aims to reduce the practice of polygamy in the African country, one of the challenges to evangelization in that nation.

  • Schism, Excommunication and the Catholic Church

    Jul 05, 2024

    Schism has been in the news lately, with recent headlines involving Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former nuncio to the United States, being summoned to Rome to face formal charges of schism, and a community of Poor Clare nuns in Belorado, Spain, being excommunicated by their local bishop for incurring schism.

  • SFA leaders attend transformative “Rebuild My Church” retreat

    Jul 05, 2024

    The leaders and parish priest of the Church of St Francis of Assisi (SFA) gathered at the Methodist Centre in Port Dickson from June 21 to 23 for a transfor-mative retreat.